Media Release

Environmental Film Fest

Sunday, March 7, 2010 9:45 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County has become a partner with The Hippodrome Theater and in presenting the first annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival (GEFAF). 

GEFAF, running from March 19, 2010 to 28, 2010, features environmental feature films and documentaries and culminates in an outdoor environmental fair with music, art, entertainment, food, eco-information booths and a free family film on March 27.  Activities conclude on March 28 with eco-tours of the region's natural resources.

To view the schedule of films and events click here.

In speaking of the festival, GEFAF Co-Director Shirley Lasseter said, "GEFAF will reach thousands of people interested in learning about environmental and social justice issues, exploring our natural treasures, connecting with those working to protect them, and create a more sustainable community."

"This event was organized to raise awareness of environmental issues in our North Florida region," said Co-Director Trish Riley, "We want to inspire our community to address environmental issues through lifestyle adjustments, business, and the arts."

The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival is still actively recruiting volunteers from all backgrounds and seeking local sponsors. 

To visit the GEFAF website, go to  Scroll down to see information on becoming a VIP Festival Pass Holder.

For more information, Shirley Lasseter at 352-215-9918 or Trish Riley, 954-384-9466 or email



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).